Christmas Trip To Dufer (In Pictures)

December 26th-27th we made a trip to my grandparents house in Dufer Oregon. Even if you are from Oregon you may not know where that is. Dufer is a cute little country town south of The Dalles. I love taking scenery photos so I will let you see our journey rather than read it. I hope you enjoy the views as much as we did!


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Washington State Road Trip!

It’s Friday Funday Again!
This week, we explore central Washington on a road trip from Portland Oregon to Cle Elum Washington!
Adjusted6Road Trip!!! I don’t know about you but I love road trips! There is just something magical about packing up supplies and jumping in your car with someone special! It may be the ever changing sights out the window, the sing alongs with the radio, the laughter and conversation along the way or simply the freedom to stop (or not stop) whenever the mood strikes!

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Clackamas County Fair!

Welcome to Friday Funday! Each Friday I will post another fun adventure! Selfishly, I hope this will encourage my husband and I to find fun new ways to spend time together each week. I also hope this will spark ideas for my readers and encourage you all to get out there and have some fun!

Last weekend we visited the Clackamas County Fair, in Canby Oregon! We had a great time and I’m honored to share our adventure with you! Here are pictures of my favorite parts of the fair!
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Portland Japanese Garden


I have lived near Portland Oregon my entire life but there is always more to see and discover. I love finding new sights to explore in my beautiful state and what could make it even more exciting? Free admission! That is exactly what the Portland Attractions Marketing Alliance is doing in 2015! With my Oregon Zoo membership I can get into a new attraction each month for free and I intend to take full advantage of this opportunity! Lean more for yourself here.

January’s attraction was Portland Japanese Garden and it was awesome! My Mom, sister, nephew, husband and myself explored the oriental garden on a surprisingly warm but foggy morning. The fog added a magical feeling to the atmosphere that we couldn’t have planned better ourselves!

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Why Autumn Is Awesome!

Leaves Thanksgiving Tea Rainy Day Pumpkins Football 2 Cuddles & Scary Movies Comfort Food Cold Room Candles Boots Leggings Hats Bath


Leaves! The bright vibrant colors never fail to keep a smile on my face.







Thanksgiving! Family, friends and comfort food. Does it get better than that?






Hot Drinks! I only drink tea when the weather turns colder. Whether your pleasure is tea, coffee or coco fall is the perfect season to warm up with a cup.









Rainy Days! This might just be me… I love rainy days! There is just something so calming about the sights, sounds and smells of rain.




Pumpkins! My husband and I look forward to carving pumpkins all year. October offers an oportunity to let the inner child out!





Football! No explanation needed.






Scary Movies, TV Shows, Cuddles! Autumn brings our favorite shows back and scary movies everywhere you look. All this TV watching is the perfect opportunity to cuddle up!







Comfort Food! Tis the season to clear the cob webs from the oven. Warm, ooey, gooey home recipes couldn’t taste better!



Cold Mornings! Sure, it makes it harder to get to work on time… I can’t help but love the feeling of being warmly snuggled under blankets, protected from a chilly room.


Candles! I am obsessed with candles! They bring a warm, intimate atmosphere to cold cloudy days.





Boots, Hats, Leggings, Scarves! I love the clothes of autumn! Fall clothing is cute, comfy and fun!







Baths! I love baths all year long but there is just something so satisfying about soaking in a hot bath on a cold fall day. Light some candles, turn on some music and let the worries of life melt away.





There are too many reasons to list them all. What are some of the reasons you love the Fall?

Starting a Blog!

My very first blog! My name is Stephanie and I have created this blog to share a glimpse of life as I see it.

As my husband and I work on starting our family the urge to document and share our experiences has been growing in me. There are so many amazing and significant milestones in my life that I look back on and can’t remember much about how I got there. Having a family has been my biggest dream since I was a little girl. It’s going to be a rollercoaster of a ride (as anything worth doing in life is) with challenging and painful moments but more importantly miraculous and joyous moments. When my husband and I look back on the start of our life together and the building of our family I want to be sure nothing gets forgotten. My goal in writing this blog is a purely selfish one, I want to write about our life for my own pleasure and perhaps for my kids to read one day. If someone else happens to stumble upon it and enjoys it then wonderful. Continue reading “Starting a Blog!”